Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
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Medical research recently discovered that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer among women who use it routinely for feminine hygiene. When applied to the perineal region on a weekly basis, women face a 33% increased risk for ovarian cancer. Daily use increases the risk to 41%, according to a 2008 Harvard study. Johnson & Johnson, the leading producer and seller of talc-based powder, has never warned women of the risk of cancer from using talcum powder.
Research in the last few years confirms that when talc particles are applied to the female perineal area, it can cause particles to migrate into the female reproductive system and even into the ovaries. Since talc does not break down quickly, it often remains in the ovaries for years. The particles cause an inflammatory response in the ovaries, which causes conditions increasing the likelihood of cancer cells growing.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
As evidence regarding the talcum powder cancer connection has become mainstream in recent years, women are learning that their cancer diagnosis may be linked to their regular use of talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson is now facing lawsuits throughout the United States based on its failure to warn consumers of the talcum powder cancer risk.
During the early trials regarding talcum powder, evidence has clearly shown that Johnson & Johnson executives were aware of the baby powder – ovarian cancer link for years but did not consider the risk significant enough to institute a product warning. Instead, the company marketed talcum powder products widely, and dominated this sector of the cosmetics market. Women and the families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer related to talcum powder usage have a right to seek justice.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyers
Persons diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, as well as their families, may be entitled to compensation through a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Leeseberg & Valentine would be happy to provide a free consultation to determine whether you have legal options relating to talcum powder usage and a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. There are no legal fees unless we win compensation on your behalf.
The pharmaceutical companies have clearly placed profits ahead of your safety, and incidentally have caused harm to talcum powder users and their families. These companies can and should be held accountable for their actions. Talcum powder lawsuits enable consumers to hold the companies accountable for the safety of their products.
Please contact Leeseberg & Valentine in our Columbus office at 614-221-2223 to ensure you have aggressive, experienced, and successful advocates on your side. There is no cost or obligation for our representation unless we recover compensation on your behalf.